Eat Smart & Live Well

This fun and educational program is designed to help individuals and families who reside in Ulster County make healthier food choices while stretching their food dollars in this tough economy. Participants will gain valuable kitchen skills through hands-on food demonstrations, nutritious low cost recipes and meal ideas and lots of fun conversation. Participants must income-qualify.

Cornell Cooperative Extension, Nutrition Education Program
Call for upcoming dates & location information.
Melinda Herzog Healthy Communities Issue Leader
845-340-3990 ext. 342


Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

The EFNEP program, from Cornell Cooperative Extension, serves low income parents/caregivers raising children.  The evidenced based program is offered in a series of 6-8 lessons that address healthy eating, cooking, budgeting, food safety and physical activity.  The program offers several curriculum to meet the needs of a variety of audiences, including a series called Finding a Balance that focus on pre-diabetes and diabetes. The program also offers a series focused on budgeting called Healthy Cents, and another that includes cooking with children. Currently, there are two workshop series with openings running at these dates/times/locations:

Every Tuesday from 5:00-6:00pm                       CCE-Ulster County at 232 Plaza Road Kingston

Monday May 6-July 1 from 4:00-5:00pm          Ellenville Public Library in Ellenville


The program can also provide classes at a locations/dates/times of your choice for your agencies and their participants.  Contact Melinda J. Herzog for more information.


Healthy Ulster County Network

Sponsored by the county executive, this website is a collaborative with community partners to offer a comprehensive directory of preventative health resources.


FREE Nutrition Services at ShopRite in Kingston

ShopRite of Kingston provides Free Nutrition services from their in-store Registered Dietitian as well as individual and Family Nutrition Counseling, product Information and demonstrations Shopping Tours Community Education Programs Health and Wellness In-Store Events. Stop by and visit or call to make an appointment . The Office is located at the front of the store next to the pharmacy

ShopRite of Kingston
801 Miron Lane, Kingston NY 12401
Jaclyn Masci, MS, RD
Your Dietitian & In Store Nutrition Expert
phone: (845) 332-9920



YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County

The YMCA Kingston and Ulster County is a private not-for-profit, community-based organization providing social, health, physical education and recreation services to the residents of Ulster County.

YMCA programs includes school-age child care, health enhancement / fitness classes, summer camps, swim lessons for all ages, special scholarship programs for low-income youth and families & physical rehabilitation programs. The YMCA serves all groups from infants to seniors.

507 Broadway
Kingston NY 12401
phone: (845) 338-3810
Hours Mon – Fri 5:00am – 9:00pm, Sat 9:00am – 5:00pm, Sun 9:00am – 3:00pm